MOD Alliance Launch Event

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Seattle, Washington’s CITY HALL


The MOD Alliance Launch Event was the kickoff of the national dialogue on Mobility on Demand, fostering a discussion about creating an environment for a scalable, repeatable MOD model that allows for metropolitan and regional differences. Over the course of 2019, the MOD Alliance plans to identify legislative and regulatory barriers at the federal level and develop policy recommendations to encourage deployments; encourage partnerships at the state and local levels among all stakeholders, and create a framework by which the private sector can engage in providing solutions.

This event showcased regional successes and challenges related to deploying MOD in the Seattle metropolitan area and created a dialogue among stakeholders to address guiding federal policy on MOD and collaboration with the private sector in providing solutions.

Agenda Highlights and SPEAKERS

Opening Remarks
Roger Millar
, Secretary, Washington State DOT and Chair of MOD Alliance
Shailen Bhatt, President and CEO, ITS America

Welcome Remarks
Mayor John Marchione, City of Redmond & Chair Sound Transit Board

Christine Gregoire, CEO
Challenge Seattle and former Governor of Washington

FTA Update
Danyell Diggs, Senior Transportation Program Analyst, USDOT

Examining MOD Opportunities in Washington State Panel

This panel of Washington State-based transportation thought leaders will discuss current implementations of MOD, as well as key challenges and opportunities in the Seattle area. 


Enabling MOD:  The Public Sector Perspective Panel

This panel of City, County, MPO, and State officials will provide their views on what MOD means for their organization and their constituents as well as what public policies should be adopted to spur MOD deployment and remove any barriers hindering its adoption.


Enabling MOD:  The Private Sector Perspective Panel

This panel of transportation and technology business executives will discuss the role of the private sector and types of collaboration needed to bring MOD to market as well as the requisite public policies.


Closing Remarks: Roger Millar and Shailen Bhatt

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